Innovation & Imagination Labs

100% Free

From script writing to face painting to ballooning around, we will have several Innovation & Imagination Labs available at Global Finals 2018. All Innovation & Imagination Labs are 100% FREE and will be held on a first-come, first-served basis. More information on our Labs will be coming soon, so stay tuned to your Global Finals app for details!

Innovation Labs (KCC – 300CD)

Instant Challenge Festival

Instant Challenge Festival

Grab your team members and test your quick, creative and critical thinking skills! Experience three Instant Challenges, learn from other teams and show us your stuff! Sessions are 50 minutes long and will be offered all day.

  • Workshop Leaders: Destination Imagination Staff and Volunteers
  • Wednesday, May 23: 8:00 a.m.; 9:15 a.m.; 10:30 a.m.; 11:45 a.m.; 1:45 p.m.; 3:00 p.m.; 4:15 p.m.
  • Team slots are limited.

Scribbling a Solution

Scribbling a Solution

Do you ever look up and see images in the clouds? Well, Scribfolio® is just like that. It starts with a scribble. Imagination is key. Look from every angle. What do you see? Add lines, shapes, eyes, a hat or sky. Give Scribble art a try. In this workshop, participants will all create a masterpiece from the same Scribble and then choose one drawing from their group to grow into a device, character, or set piece.

  • Speaker: Maggie Held with Scribfolio
  • Thursday, May 24: 4:15 p.m.
  • Friday, May 25: 4:15 p.m.

Minimize to Maximize

Minimize to Maximize

Sets are a huge part of any story. Learn to create mini set models that will tell your story and help you plan and design a larger set that will amaze your audience!

  • Speaker: Barbara Magee, Destination Imagination Texas
  • Thursday, May 24: 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 25: 3:00 p.m.

Good, Better, WOW!

Good, Better, WOW!

Good, Better, WOW! will take your imagination and creativity to new levels and help you to see materials in new ways. This session will also provide your team with a creative think tank process that will end in amazing, creative energy and, as a bonus, will include a final list of materials needed to create costumes, props, and scenery/backdrops.

  • Speaker: Barbara Magee, Destination Imagination Texas
  • Thursday, May 24: 9:15 a.m.
  • Friday, May 25: 9:15 a.m.

Face Painting Extravaganza

Face Painting Extravaganza

Face painting will help you and your team’s characters go from average to anything you can imagine! Join us to learn how to create different faces with makeup. (Students will be using face paints.)

  • Speaker: Kelly Mules, Faces Gone Wild
  • Thursday, May 24: 10:30 a.m.
  • Friday, May 25: 8:00 a.m.

Cosplay!

Cosplay!

Do you have your outfit designed for the Costume Ball on Friday night? If not, join us for a costume making festival! We will have a variety of costume materials for you to use. You will only have 50 minutes, so bring a plan with you!

  • Workshop Leaders: Destination Imagination Staff and Volunteers
  • Thursday, May 24: 5:45 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 25: 5:45 p.m.

Science Story

Communicating Your Science Story: Write, Act and Create A Science Narrative

Using the principles of improvisational acting and the Meisner technique of “telling the truth under imaginary circumstances,” Janet will guide you in writing a script and creating a scene expressing a science story within the contexts of outrageous scenarios. Come unleash your science and storytelling genius!

  • Speaker: Janet Ivey, Janet’s Planets
  • Friday, May 25: 10:30 a.m. & 1:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 26: 10:30 a.m.

Ballooning Around

Just Ballooning Around

Have you ever wanted to learn how to create balloon animals, props and more? This is your chance! Balloons (latex), pump and other balloon twisting resources will be provided in this workshop. Just bring yourself or your team!

  • Speaker: Lohren Meier, Destination Imagination Kansas
  • Thursday, May 24: 8:00 a.m. & 1:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 26: 11:45 a.m.

I Can Hear You!

I Can Hear You!

Do you want to add sounds to your future Destination Imagination Challenge solutions? Become a beginner Foley artist and get ready to use everyday materials to make low-tech sound effects. Come play with sound and be introduced to high-tech sound effect techniques as well.

  • Speaker: Paul Jones, Auralation Music
  • Thursday, May 24: 12:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 25: 12:30 p.m.

 

Imagination Labs (KCC – Rotunda Room)

 

Disney Musicals in Schools: Creative Collaborations & Leadership Skills

Step into the shoes of a director, choreographer, and music director in this interactive workshop! Learn key skills of storytelling and theater making and then, working in small groups, stage a portion of the show and make famous moments of a Broadway musical of your own! Through the process, you’ll experiment with communication, collaboration, and leadership techniques.

  • Workshop presented by Disney
  • Wednesday, May 23: 1:30 p.m. (ML ONLY) & 3:30 p.m. (SL ONLY)
  • Thursday, May 24: 9:00 a.m. (ML ONLY) & 11:00 a.m. (SL ONLY)

Play On! Witchy Brew

Double, double, toil and trouble. Fire burn, and cauldron bubble! Step into the Witches’ seat and use your crafting skills as you bring their famous spell from Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” to life. Parents and Team Managers are encouraged to stay with younger students who may need help understanding the passages, as well as join in on the fun!

  • Workshop presented by Play on! at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival
  • Thursday, May 24: 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 25: 3:00 p.m.

Play On! Translating Shakespeare into the Body

How well do you think you could convey Shakespeare through body movement? Join our workshop to find out! In this workshop, participants will use different body techniques and markers to recreate the bold imagery of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Parents and Team Managers are encouraged to stay with younger students who may need help understanding the passages, as well as join in on the fun!

  • Workshop presented by Play on! at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival
  • Thursday, May 24: 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 25: 9:30 a.m.

 

Play On! Introduction to Translating Shakespeare

To be, or not to be? We all know that was the question. In this workshop, we will translate some of Shakespeare’s famous lines and passages from Shakespeare into contemporary modern English. And you know it will bring a lot of laughs! Parents and Team Managers are encouraged to stay with younger students who may need help understanding the passages, as well as join in on the fun!

  • Workshop presented by Play on! at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival
  • Friday, May 25: 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 26: 10:00 a.m.

Fairy Tale Remix

Test your storytelling skills as you create a new adaptation of your favorite fairy tale! Changing the setting and style, and incorporating found objects, teams will have 90 minutes to create a four-minute adaptation to present to the group.

  • Workshop presented by Matthew Decker
  • Thursday, May 24: 2:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 25: 11:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 26: 8:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.